31 Miles on Hwy 56 between I-90 North of Rose Creek and Hwy 63 East of LeRoy
This byway was one of the state's first designated wildflower routes. The Minnesota Departments of Transportation and Natural Resources collaborate to manage the wildflowers and native grasses along the route.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Highway
Highway 16, Grand Meadow to Spring Valley
You are invited to travel the scenic route that Laura wrote about in the "Little House" series. Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder attended the 1876 church in Spring Valley in 1890 and 1891. See the Wilder photo display, old-time country store, and pioneer artifacts. Visit the Masters Hotel in Burr Oak, Iowa, where Charles Ingalls and his family lived and worked in 1876. This is "the missing link" between the times they lived in Walnut Grove.
This is one of the most beautiful scenic overlooks in Minnesota. The loop provides spectacular views from bluff tops along the Mississippi River Valley in southeast Minnesota. Apple orchards add a special character to the scenery and many varieties of Minnesota apples are available.